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AARP Indiana welcomes upcoming release of nursing home C19 data

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AARP Indiana is welcoming Wednesday’s announcement that the state will finally disclose, through an interactive dashboard, which long-term care facilities have had COVID-19 cases.

Dr. Daniel Rusyniak, chief medical officer of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, said that preliminary data going back to March 1 will be available to the public in mid-July, with the fully interactive public dashboard coming on line two to four weeks after that.

“Today’s announcement by Dr. Rusyniak that the state will release facility-specific COVID-19 data is welcome news for Hoosiers,” AARP Indiana State Director Sarah Waddle said. “This is information they have deserved for months. We appreciate all of the caregivers, members of the media, and others who joined in helping convince the administration that releasing these data is what’s in the best interest for not only residents and their families but communities across the state.”

“This announcement,” Waddle noted, “is a strong step toward clearing up the confusion stemming from data provided by different agencies, and it is our hope that this new dashboard will bring more transparency to the difficulties we have seen at our long-term care facilities during this health crisis.”

“We look forward to hearing more details from the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration as they endeavor to build this platform and give Hoosier families the information they need to keep loved ones safe,” Waddle added.


Posted 7/2/2020




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